Minkin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Minkin family

The surname Minkin was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1190 when Peter Michin held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Minkin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Minkin research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1381, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Minkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Minkin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Minchin, Mincin, Mincing, Minchen, Minchan, Minch, Minken, Minkin and many more.

Early Notables of the Minkin family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Minkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Minkin family to Ireland

Some of the Minkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Minkin family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



The Minkin Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Regarde a la mort
Motto Translation: Regard the dead.


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